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Ray's Real Pizza, Hazlet

dani0622 Apr 24, 2009 10:04 AM

I read about this pizza place, located on 35 across from Home Depot on Slice (Serious Eats) so I decided to try it out. Ehhh...it was pretty greasy and somewhat soggy. Sauce was fine, good cheese. Not enough for me to return.

Still a fan of Denino's in Aberdeen and Romeo's on Union Ave. Heard Angela's in Airport Plaza was good too.

  1. shabbystorm Apr 28, 2009 04:52 PM

    Tried Angela's Pizza based on a recommendation too.
    Cannot forget the day, the line half way through the restaurant, place packed, so excited, the anticipation, then I had a slice, it was good, but not the kind of pizza dreams are made of.

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    1. re: shabbystorm
      HillJ Apr 28, 2009 06:33 PM

      Ah but did you have their traditional pie, which is so-so OR did you give their chicken marsala pizza a try?

      1. re: HillJ
        shabbystorm Apr 29, 2009 03:09 AM

        Funny you should say that.
        I went specifically for the Chicken Marsala Pizza but they were out that day.
        Had a slice of traditional. LOL - Guess I am going back. Thank you.

        1. re: shabbystorm
          HillJ Apr 29, 2009 05:39 AM

          When I order the marsala pizza, I request extra crispy because I like what the char does to the marsala sauce.

          1. re: HillJ
            scrappyone Apr 29, 2009 06:08 AM

            I enjoyed the thin crust pie at Angela's. I had planned to try the chicken parm pie but it was something like $ 21.

            1. re: scrappyone
              HillJ Apr 29, 2009 07:08 AM

              Yes, the specialty pies are higher. I believe a chicken marsala is near 25 for a large pie. But you can order by the slice and the chicken on the chicken m. is very generous.

              1. re: HillJ
                shabbystorm Jun 24, 2009 12:57 PM

                Just a note - Tried to taste the Chicken Marsala Pizza again, strike two. The guy explained they only make this Pie in house on Friday's and you should arrive about 12:15-12:45PM. Got my calendar marked.

                1. re: shabbystorm
                  HillJ Jun 24, 2009 01:00 PM

                  Good grief, when did he started doing that? Something new. Last time I ordered a whole pie was about a month ago, had to have been a week day...after all this shabby-I hope you enjoy the recommendation.

                  1. re: HillJ
                    shabbystorm Jun 24, 2009 01:19 PM

                    No Worries - I could definitely have ordered a whole Chicken Marsala pie for take out. Just wanted a slice to try there, he did not have a pie made for slices, that is where the 'rules' kick in. Hope that clarifies.

                    1. re: shabbystorm
                      HillJ Jun 24, 2009 01:50 PM

                      Oh I realize you meant a slice of Chick Marsala...I just never stopped at a slice :)

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      alliekat79 Apr 24, 2009 05:10 PM

      Never been there, but thanks for the warning.

      Angela's really? The only time we ever ordered from there, the crust was black/burned & inedible.

      Romeo's is good, as is Palumbo's just down the street in Holmdel.

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      1. re: alliekat79
        dani0622 Apr 28, 2009 09:41 AM

        Never had Angela's just heard from a few people it may be good.

        Where is Palumbo's?

        1. re: dani0622
          cantkick Apr 28, 2009 10:51 AM

          In the plaza where A&P is. At the south end near Laurel Avenue. (Across the highway from Best Buy.)

      2. famdoc Apr 24, 2009 10:41 AM

        We call this "taking one for the team"
        Thanks for trying Ray's. I've passed it countless times, read about it on Slice and often thought about stopping in. Glad you shared your experience with us.

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